10 09, 2019

SonicWall Analyzer End of Life and SonicWall Analytics Review

SonicWall Analytics is the replacement for SonicWall's 'Analyzer' product which has reached End of Life (EOL) status. There is an online demo where you can get a feel for what SonicWall Analytics provides so I took it for a spin. Here's my short review of SonicWall Analytics and some initial thoughts.

7 08, 2017

SonicWall DPI-SSL Logging Issues Affecting Bandwidth Reports

Unfortunately, all traffic going through SonicWall's DPI-SSL feature is logged with incredibly small size values - only a few bytes for each URL. This means that you will not see any DPI-SSL traffic in Fastvue Reporter's bandwidth dashboards or reports, as it essentially gets drowned out by all the correctly logged HTTP traffic. This article explains your options.

15 05, 2017

Reporting on WannaCry Ransomware Infected Machines

This article describes how to use Fastvue Reporter for SonicWall to report on machines potentially infected with WannaCry Ransomware on your network. The first and second variations of WannaCry ransomware access specific domains before the installation phase. You can therefore report on all machines that have accessed these domains to help identify potentially infected machines.

17 08, 2016

SonicOS 6.2.6.0-20n New CFS and New Logging Bugs

SonicWALL have released a firmware update (6.2.6.0-20n) that features a complete re-working of their Content Filtering System (CFS), as well as a new sandboxing feature called Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) feature.These new features are amazing, but there is a problem we'd like all our customers to be aware of before upgrading.

22 04, 2016

Introducing Fastvue Reporter for SonicWALL. SonicWALL Reporting Made Awesome!

Fastvue Reporter for SonicWALL analyzes log messages from any SonicWALL device and provides important insights on the data flowing in and out of your organization in the form of live dashboards, alerts and reports. Behind the scenes, integration with corporate directories (Active Directory, LDAP) enables simplified Internet usage reporting across departments, IT security groups, offices, and of course users.